Saturday, August 20, 2016

UPDATE. La Crosse County Library: Annual Circulation and Program Attendance, 2009-2015

Source:  Wisconsin Public Library Service Data (2015 preliminary)

Recent LCPL news:
La Crosse proposal would merge city, county libraries.  (Onalaska-Holmen Courier-Life, 8/18/2016)
The La Crosse Public Library strategic plan, currently being written by the board, includes a project called “One County, One Library,” which would focus on ways to integrate the two systems. However, Gelatt criticized Kabat for putting the idea forward in the form of a resolution before sitting down with representatives from the both library systems and county leadership.
Letter to the editor:  Do not contract La Crosse library services with the county.  (Coulee News, 8/18/2016)
It seems that the city library manages its assets differently than the county. I can find whatever I need at the public library on Main Street. I struggle when browsing at the county level. They shelve the same but label differently and with less detail.

Other updates:
Madison Public Library.  (8/11/2016)
Brown County Public Library.  (8/11/2016)
Appleton Public Library.  (8/12/2016)
Waukesha Public Library.  (8/12/2016)
Hedberg Public Library, Janesville.  (8/12/2016)
Kenosha Public Library.  (8/13/2016)
La Crosse Public Library.  (8/13/2016)
Marathon County Public Library.  (8/13/2016)
Neenah Public Library.  (8/14/2016)
Oshkosh Public Library.  (8/14/2016)
Racine Public Library.  (8/14/2016)
L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.  (8/15/2016)
Wauwatosa Public Library.  (8/15/2016)
Fond du Lac Public Library.  (8/15/2016)
Middleton Public Library.  (8/16/2016)
West Allis Public Library.  (8/16/2016)
Brookfield Public Library.  (8/17/2016)
Mead Public Library, Sheboygan.  (8/17/2016)
Sun Prairie Public Library.  (8/18/2016)
Verona Public Library.  (8/18/2016)
Manitowoc Public Library.  (8/19/2016)
West Bend Community Memorial Library.  (8/19/2016)
McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids.  (8/20/2016)

Original 9/2/2015 post starts here.

How libraries rank

Statistics found at Wisconsin Public Library Service Data: 1996 - Preliminary 2014. (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)

La Crosse County Library website.

Related reading:
Libraries, patrons, and e-books.  (Pew Internet, 6/22/2012)
  • Part 1: Libraries in transition.  An introduction to the issues surrounding libraries and e-books
    • The strained relationship between libraries and publishers
    • The current state of play between libraries and publishers 
    • The rise of Amazon
  • Part 2:  Where patrons discover and get their books
    • The way people prefer to get books in general:  To buy or to borrow?
    • Where did the most recent book come from?
    • A closer look at libraries
    • The e-book ecosystem:  Where do e-book readers start their search?
  • Part 3:  Library users
    • Demographics
    • How important are libraries?
    • Library users are more engaged with all kinds of reading

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